PNB beat ONGC in ti­tle clash...

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CHANDIGARH: Pun­jab Na­tional Bank (PNB) de­feated Oil and Nat­u­ral Gas Cor­po­ra­tion (ONGC), 2-1, to win the 42nd SN Vohra’s all-In­dia Gur­mit Me­mo­rial Hockey Tour­na­ment at the Sec­tor-42 Sta­dium, here on Sun­day. Be­sides the win­ners’ tro­phy, the PNB team also re­ceived a cash prize of Rs 75,000. The run­ners-up got Rs 50,000.

Ear­lier, against the run of play, ONGC took the 1-0 lead as Aakashdeep fired the field goal in the ninth minute. They main­tained the ad­van­tage till the half time. Seven min­utes into the sec­ond half, PNB scored the equaliser through Ajitesh Roy’s field goal.

In the 47th minute, Yud­vir struck to make it 2-1 in favour of PNB. That also proved to be the last goal of the match, and PNB walked away with the top hon­our. The EME team got the Dr BL Gupta Me­mo­rial tro­phy for their fair play.

Pun­jab health min­is­ter MM Mit­tal gave away the prizes to the teams and other of­fi­cials.

GURMINDER SINGH/HT

The PNB play­ers with the tro­phy af­ter win­ning the 42nd SN Vohra’s all-In­dia Gur­mit Me­mo­rial Hockey Tour­na­ment at the Sec­tor-42 Sta­dium in Chandigarh on Sun­day. They beat ONGC, 2-1, in the fi­nal.

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